Acclaimed novelist Robert Coover will read from his prescient, rollicking 1968 short story, "A Political Fable" (aka "The Cat In the Hat for President") in an evening of pre-election festivities. This event will kick off with comedy by the Skorts at 6 pm; reading begins at 6:30 pm.
Robert Coover’s most recent books are The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors’ Cut, Stepmother, and A Child Again. He is the recipient of the William Faulkner, Brandeis University, American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment of the Arts, Rea Lifetime Short Story, Rhode Island Governor’s Arts, Pell, and Clifton Fadiman Awards, as well as Rockefeller, Guggenheim, Lannan Foundation, and DAAD fellowships. Among other courses, he teaches experimental narrative and literary hypermedia workshops, including “Cave Writing,” a spatial hypertext writing workshop in immersive virtual reality.